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Star, flaming

Julie Taymor’s production of Die Zauberflöte at the Met does what one wants for the opera: it gives its composer and performers a chance to shine. Despite her zany costumes, infamous dancing bears, and a set that manages to be both pleasant looking and utilitarian, Taymor’s stage direction remains simple enough to allow the music—and by extension, the voice—to take center stage.  Read more »